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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Joel Baldwin
- Explore score
- 9.73 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jan 24, 2010
- Date taken
- May 25, 2009
There are many places in Yosemite National Park that are worth the trip to see. I would have to say that one of the "Must See"s is Glacier Point. It has one of the best "Bang for the Buck!" of any of the vistas in the park. The Point is a short few hundred yard walk from the parking lot. As you drive up to Glacier Point you have Taft Point and Sentinel Dome, both of which are a short 1.1 mile hike from the road, and the Washburn Point turnout. If you have the time, consider spending a day in the area enjoying these highlights.
This vista wasn't done from the public walkway at the Point. I visited the Point 3 times this summer, each time thinking I had found the perfect location for a Gigapan, only to find an even better spot the next visit, all the while determining the best time of day to start the Gigapan process. This spot is down the slope to the east quite a ways from the point and was quite precarious to get to. I considered trying to go down slope another 10 or 20 feet, but decided I was close enough to the multi thousand foot drop!
This Gigapan is comprised of 2072 images and took 2 hours 2 minutes to complete. The cliffs in the shot were not all in sunlight at the same time. The shot was started on the left when those cliffs where starting to lose their light. At this time the cliffs on the right were still in shadow. By the time the shot had progressed to the right the sun had moved enough to light those cliffs, and the left cliffs were in shadow.
This Gigapan was taken on a holiday weekend. There are people all over the place. How many can you find?
How many of the places listed in the keywords list can you find?
How many of the major tourist spots can you find.
How many trails can you find?
Can you find your favorite spot?
Do you see any rock climbers on Half Dome?
Do you see any rock climbers anywhere else?